In early October the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees held this High Level 66th Executive Committee meeting in Geneva.
Under international law states have an obligation to grant protection to refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
The participants agreed that the international humanitarian community not only must increase its awareness of the refugee crisis but specifically increase their action.
In this report:
Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Order of Malta to the U.N. Geneva
Fr. Frans Thoolen, Expert on Migration & Refugees for the Holy See Mission delegation
António Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees
Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta